During a television interview Tuesday, Representative Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) criticized a “vocal minority” who he feels are attacking the symbols and traditions of Christmas.
Lamborn is among a growing number of conservative lawmakers who have spoken out against progressive efforts to fully divorce the Christian tradition from Christmas. He recently proposed H.R. 448, a two-page resolution to disproves efforts to do away with references to Christmas and support those who promote its symbols.
“There is a vocal minority that is offended at the rest of us who want to celebrate Christmas,” he said Tuesday on “Fox and Friends.” “Just because someone is offended doesn’t mean that they can shut down the religious celebration or acknowledgment of every other American.”
There are many ways in which progressives would like to re-imagine the Christmas holiday.
Earlier this month, progressive columnist Alisha Harris told her readers that Christmas should be changed not because it’s a religious holiday, but because she feels Santa is a racist concept.
“Two decades later, America is less and less white, but a melanin-deficient Santa remains the default in commercials, mall casting calls, and movies,” Harris wrote. “Isn’t it time that our image of Santa better serve all the children he delights each Christmas?”